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scout200 scout200
Fri, Jul 9, 2010 16:07
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Tracking the Transformation
Weighing, measuring and pictures can almost become a compulsion How frequently should someone measure, get weighed or take pictures to actually see real results without it becoming an obsession?

-Scout

CarolynDiets CarolynDiets
Fri, Jul 9, 2010 16:07
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Measurement/Weighing Frequency
I think this depends on the person. I weigh myself everyday (or at least I strive for that). I measure myself once every month or two. I take pictures only when my mother guilts me into it. That's what I'm comfortable with.

Since I weigh each day I can watch the fluctuations and get a good sense of my weekly and monthly cycles so I'm not freaked out by an unusual reading but can get early warnings of problems ahead with the way I'm eating. Measurements change slowly on me so I wait a bit on those.

Other people have different comfort levels and different needs. One person I know who was a recovering anorexic said that she couldn't weigh herself without risking problems so she weighed only once every three months. That wouldn't really work for me. I think it is important to find what works for you with an emphasis on doing it in a way that increases the joy in your life.

Carolyn

scout200 scout200
Wed, Jul 14, 2010 14:07
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Measuring Succes
Thanks for the advice, Carolyn. Personally speaking, I've been jumping on the scale daily but am not seeing much progress by doing that... I want to stay motivated and am looking for a better way to measure success without being disappointed.

-Scout

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